Choose one of the 11 projects from the portfolio of projects in the Queensland Food Corp case and prepare a project charter using the template provided. As you learned in Unit 2, there are a variety of projects (efficiency, market extension, new product, compliance, and new markets). Choose one that resonates with most members of your group.
For charter content information not available in the case study, your group (using brainstorming and research by the support group members), develop your best ideas of what the paragraph would include so that it addresses all of the required content contained in the template.
Content: (90 points) The charter should be at least 2, but not more than 3 pages (excluding the key stakeholder list). Each of the 13 sections will be evaluated for completeness and quality (i.e., realistic content) as it relates to the project selected. Your group can make some assumptions about content in each paragraph where information is not available in the case.
At least 5 key stakeholders must be identified.
Your Instructor will use Turn-it-in to ensure your paper is authentic work. To avoid plagiarism, see the course home page for more information and use the Purdue Online Writing Lab to learn how to paraphrase, summarize and cite the references you use in all academic writing assignments.
Mechanics (10 points) It is expected that the charter will have excellent mechanics (presentation, grammar and spelling) exhibit the quality of work capable of a group of graduate students and working professionals. All sections of the charter must be readable at 100% magnification.
A strategy for completing this assignment:
Read the project description and meet as a group to discuss gaps in information. After discussion, assign each person to research missing information for each section. Some sections of the charter, such as “overall project risk” will require you to read up on the topic.
The PMBOK 6e is the primary reference recommended for completing this assignment.
Each group member should write a draft of each section using a collaborative document (e.g., Office365 cloud-based MS Word). Don’t overweight one paragraph at the expense of other paragraphs with respect to how much content each contains. Two to 3 pages will require you to think critically about what content to include versus what is not high- or summary-level.
After drafts of all questions are complete, everyone should meet to walk through and discuss the results before finalizing the charter.
As a reminder, the case study follows: